Poultry farmers face difficulties with rising price of poultry feed

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A farmer herding ducks in the creek.  Photo: Nyi Zaw Moe

Poultry farmers are facing difficulty with the rising price of duck feed although the price of duck eggs has declined in the Thaton Township, Mon State, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday.
“We don’t get good price for the duck eggs because the eggs from Thailand are entering into the local market these days. Thailand duck eggs are big. But it cannot keep for long time. Also, the duck feed is likely to increase. Therefore, we are facing difficulty to increase the duck egg price,” said U Win Naing, a duck breeds for eggs as a manageable scale farmer.
“Ducks bred for eggs are fed broken rice and shrimp powder. Last year, the price for broken rice was Ks11,000 per bag, and the price of shrimp powder was Ks28,000 per bag. This year, the price of broken rice is Ks14,000 per bags and the price of shrimp powder is Ks29,000 per bag. The price of duck eggs was Ks130 per egg last year. But, the price of chicken has declined to Ks 125 per egg this year,” he added.
About 40 people are breeding the duck for eggs as a manageable scale in Thaton Tonwhsip. Currently, some of the duck breeders suspended their business, it is learnt.

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